Alan Gow joins Motherwell

Many Motherwell fans raised an eyebrow when the transfer deadline passed without the addition to the Fir Park squad.  Indeed, with departure of goalkeeper Fraser and three of our youngsters leaving for a loan spell with Albion Rovers our playing pool had shrunk dramatically.

 

Craig Brown had made several remarks about our need to strengthen but it had seemed that we had missed the boat.  Our refusal of the Swansea offer for Mark Reynolds led to the conclusion that our coffers were empty and that the manager’s room for manoeuvre was limited.

 

Gow has a long list of previous teams starting with the now defunct Clydebank in 2002.  After a spell with Airdrie united he came to prominence with Falkirk and his goal scoring exploits earned him a big money move to Ibrox.  As with so many bright prospects he disappeared in Govan and made no appearance in the light blue in the SPL. 

 

He had loans spells and joined Plymouth who sent him to Hibs.  A few days ago he agreed to join Swindon but a wrangle with his personal terms enable Craig Brown to step in and snap him up for a six month contract.

 

We can only hope that his multi-club days are behind him and that he settles down to provide a few years service (and many goals!) to Motherwell.   The official site indicates that he’ll face the press at Fir Park tomorrow and we’ll learn more about the Swindon breakdown then.